Hi All,

I'm currently having a 'discussion' with the majority of my friends regarding the outcome of the following equation.

40+40*0+1

Now, using the Order or Operations I get the answer as 41 by the following steps

40+40*0+1 becomes

40+0+1 this results in

41.

The rest of my friends that I am discussing this with think the answer is 1 as in

40+40*0+1 becomes

80*0+1 becomes

0*1 results in

1

I'm certain that I am correct as multiplication has to be done first but as I'm the only one saying this way is correct, I'm now starting to doubt myself. If I am wrong, can you explain why?

Kind Regards

Ben